Special Interest - Patient Education
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Advance Directives: The Decision Is Yours
Product code: M119
Overview:This program provides patients and their families with a clear understanding of the reasons for making advance directives and the personal values and other issues when making an advance directive.
Advance Directives: The Decision Is Yours Hospice Version
Product code: M119H
Overview:"Hospice Version": Provides patients and their families with a clear understanding of the reasons for making advance directives and the personal values and other issues to consider when making an advance directive.
Pandemic Flu: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Product code: M247
Overview:This program gives you an understanding of the threat of pandemic flu around the world, in the U.S. and in your community and why it's important to be informed and prepared.
This program describes:
- Ways individuals and families can prepare for and protect against pandemic flu
- Basic information on treating or caring for someone with the flu and avoiding the spread of infection
- Good hygiene habits people can use to protect themselves and others from the flu virus
- The likelihood and possible effects of a pandemic, such as disruption of transportation, utilities, schools, medical care, public safety, food and medical supplies
- How flu viruses are spread
- The role of vaccines and antiviral medications
The Patient Guide to TB
Product code: M137
This program is aimed at those individuals who are infected with TB or who have active tuberculosis. Persuades the viewer to follow treatment until a doctor or healthcare provider says to stop. Live scenes include both males and females, and features Hispanics, and Asians, as well as the homeless and those with both HIV and TB.
Understanding How Aging Can Affect Your Family Member
Product code: M213
Overview:As we age, we can expect changes to occur in the systems that make up the human body. Although exactly what kinds of changes will take place and when vary greatly with each individual, aging is inescapable - a part of the continuum of life. While some changes are easy to accept, we may find other changes disturbing. Especially when we see them in our loved ones.
Learning about normal age-related changes will both help alleviate anxiety you may have and more importantly, help you provide better care for your loved one by being able to understand and communicate better with them and their healthcare team.
When Someone You Love Has Alzheimer's Disease
Product code: M161
Features personal interviews with caregivers of people with Alzheimer's. Provides emotional support and useful information on how to deal with this difficult disease.
Award Winner: 1995 Columbus International Film Festival
When Someone You Love has Schizophrenia
Product code: M178
Family, friends and caretakers of those with schizophrenia face some tough challenges. Loved ones often feel hopeless and are not sure where to turn for information and emotional support. This program provides help by telling the stories of real families facing these challenges. Recognized medical professionals provide important insights and address the following topics:
- Schizophrenia as a biological illness
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Medication side effects
- Taking care of the caretaker.
Actors also demonstrate techniques to help the caretaker.